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Cheap Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles, CA, United States - SAN to LAX Last modified: Jul 2, 2016 1:41 AM

Popular flights from San Diego to Los Angeles Last modified: Jul 2, 2016 1:41 AM

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United
SANLAX
Sun 7/31
nonstop
LAXSAN
Sun 8/7
nonstop
$156
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United
SANLAX
Mon 8/15
nonstop
LAXSAN
Tue 8/16
nonstop
$156
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American
SANLAX
Mon 10/3
nonstop
LAXSAN
Mon 10/10
nonstop
$157
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Alaska
SANLAX
Fri 7/22
nonstop
LAXSAN
Sun 7/24
nonstop
$177
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Diego to Los Angeles, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $157.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Diego to Los Angeles based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from San Diego to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from San Diego to Los Angeles should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $262 $417
7-14 days $182 $328
14-21 days $157 $249
21-30 days $156 $258
30-60 days $156 $258
60-90 days $157 $246
90+ days $157 $297

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Diego to Los Angeles

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$156 $157 $157 $157 $157 $157 $156

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Diego to Los Angeles

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July San Diego Los Angeles United 7/31/16 8/7/16 0 $156
August San Diego Los Angeles United 8/15/16 8/16/16 0 $156
September San Diego Los Angeles United 9/3/16 9/11/16 0 $157
October San Diego Los Angeles American 10/3/16 10/10/16 0 $157
November San Diego Los Angeles American 11/26/16 12/5/16 0 $157
December San Diego Los Angeles American 12/3/16 12/10/16 0 $177
January San Diego Los Angeles American 1/16/17 1/16/17 0 $177
February San Diego Los Angeles American 2/23/17 3/14/17 0 $202

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from San Diego to Los Angeles

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$262
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$262 $206
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$206 $157
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$157 $157
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$157 $157
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$157

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)

Your San Diego to Los Angeles flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $303.

The average price for non-stop flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $180.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Nonstop Flight Details from San Diego to Los Angeles
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
American 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 06:20 20:50
Delta 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 06:19 20:11
United 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 06:15 19:35

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles (SAN to LAX)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Diego to Los Angeles. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $93.

The average price for round trip flights from San Diego to Los Angeles is $180.

San Diego to Los Angeles Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: The average San Diego to Los Angeles flight time is an hour and a minute.
Question: How many miles are there between San Diego and Los Angeles?
Answer: The distance from San Diego to Los Angeles is 108 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: There are 118 direct flights from San Diego to Los Angeles.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: American Airlines provides 35% of the non-stop flights between San Diego and Los Angeles.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Diego to Los Angeles?
Answer: Phoenix, AZ

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in San Diego and Los Angeles, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Diego - SAN

Cheap Domestic Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Santa Barbara to Los Angeles United $161
Palomar to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Palm Springs to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United $368
Ontario to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Yuma to Los Angeles American, Alaska $242
Santa Ana to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Burbank to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Long Beach to Los AngelesCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $76
Los Angeles to Long BeachCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Burbank American, JetBlue, United $308
Los Angeles to San Francisco American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $130
Los Angeles to San Diego American, Alaska, United $156
Los Angeles to Phoenix American, Alaska, Spirit, United, Great Lakes $76
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $261
Los Angeles to Ontario American, Alaska, United $276
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $126
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $91
Los Angeles to Santa AnaCheck Dates
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $86
Palm Springs to Burbank American, Alaska, United Check Dates
Palm Springs to Long BeachCheck Dates
Santa Ana to Long Beach American, Alaska, United Check Dates
Ontario to Burbank American, United $500
Santa Ana to Burbank American, Alaska $509

Cheap International Flights to Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Tijuana to Los Angeles Interjet, American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United, Virgin America, Volaris $500
Mexicali to Los Angeles American, AeroMexico, Alaska, United $625
Cheap Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles, CA, United States, from $156 Round trip from SAN to LAX